Friday, January 14, 2011

The world’s fattest man weighed 1300 pounds, laid in a bed mounted onto a truck to get to his wedding.

Manuel Uribe holds the Guinness World Record for “World’s Fattest Man”. At his heaviest he weighed 1300 pounds! He has since lost a lot of that weight but still officially holds the title. Between winning the award in 2007 and his wedding day in 2008, Uribe lost 570 pounds. He managed to do this despite the fact that he refused to undergo surgery, and he had been confined to his bed (specially reinforced to handle his weight) for the past 4 years. 

Uribe was transported to his wedding ceremony in his home town of Monterrey, Mexico with his bed mounted on the back of a truck. Since he couldn’t leave the bed, he spent the entire ceremony in bed, wearing a nice satin shirt but no pants, just a sheet over his legs (presumably because he can’t find pants that fit). Uribe had to pass on eating wedding cake, because he has been strictly following the Zone diet. His goal is to continue losing weight on the diet until he reaches 250 pounds. 

Uribe is now happily married with his wife Claudia. He has set up a foundation dedicated to educating people in Mexico about eating healthy and combating obesity. He also hopes to be recognized by Guinness as the “World’s Greatest Slimmer” for setting the weight loss record. 


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